The new season of The Amazing Race features Dan (left) and Sam McMillen, two gay brothers from Liberty, Missouri who just recently came out to one another.
Via CBS' cast description:
relationship did not truly start until last summer when they both came
out and told each other that they were gay.
Christian in a conservative community, neither one of them felt
comfortable enough coming out at an early age but after doing so,
they've found a whole new bond with one another and instantly became
closer through honesty and trust. Sam and Dan will tell you that being
gay is only one of the many aspects of their lives.
describes himself as organized, open-minded and spontaneous and hopes
to gain a new sense of appreciation for his life from running the Race
with his brother. His hobbies include exercise, volunteering and
Sam claims to be optimistic and happy-go-lucky and
his hobbies include cinema, logic games and anything involving the
outdoors. Communication may be the biggest challenge for this Team, as
they claim to be polar opposites. From academic interests to how they
approach tasks, these brothers are very different in everything they
do. Due to his passive mentality, Sam will need to be more vocal to
overcome Dan's blunt, assertive personality in order to contribute to
the team while on the road.
Sam is pursuing a degree in medicine
while Dan has one more year left at William Jewell College to complete
his business degree. When asked what former Team they would model
their style of play after, Sam points to Nick and Starr because they
maintained a positive attitude which carried them to the $1 million
prize. Dan identifies with the competitive style of Rob and Amber.
Both brothers hope that the Race will take their new found closeness to
the next level and help them forge an even stronger bond.
Check out the rest of the cast here.